Sharing We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is now being administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office.
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help St. Joseph Grammar School, Jersey City, earn $20,000 for the school.  They need to collect 200,000 Box Tops for Education coupons by the end of 2017.    Put your donated coupons in the labeled box in the vestibule!  Thanks to you – we’ve already collected over 1000 coupons for their project and they have almost 24,000 coupons so far!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • TRICKY TRAY NEWS!   November 4, 2017!  Tickets on sale in the vestibule!  In addition, we are in the process of assembling the prize baskets.  Please consider donations of cash, gift cards and new items.  Mark your donations as “Tricky Tray” and leave them in the parish office.  Thank you for your support!
  • WEST POINT CATHOLIC CHOIR Performing for the Masses of November 4th and 5thWe need home homes for the choir members!  Contact the Fr. Lito or Fr. Joe if you can help host a cadet (male or female) over the weekend.
  • The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea – Celebrating the Joy of Christmas!  Saturday, December 9, 7 PM.  Tickets $20.  On sale after Masses or call the Parish Office
  • MINISTRY CENSUS!  The Parish Leadership Council is updating the list of Parish Ministries for use in a Welcome Package for new parishioners and for our Parish Website.  If you are a Ministry Lead, please call the Parish Office (973-992-9490) or Karen Kundla from the PLC (908-295-7903) by October 25!  You can also put your information on the sign-up sheet in the vestibule.      Thank you for helping us share the blessings God has given us!

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessing


For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.